The Theodatious Episcopa of the Marthoma church was served summons at Thiruvalla on 19th September 2013 to appear on the 24th September 2013 to explain the grounds on which a suicidal service was conducted without any report from police/postmortem report contrary to church directives. He filed a memo for non appearance which was rejected by the court. He was asked to appear on 17th Oct.
The Episcopa preferred an examination through video conferencing. That could not take place though court permitted it. After a few postponements, the advocate appearing for the Bishop got the exhibits of the CBI accepted by defense under section 294 CrPC,
The last witness of prosecution, the IO- CBI is scheduled for 24th April 2014. After that, the 313 questioning of the accused and the examination of the defense witnesses is to be completed before the commencement of the argument. So far one witness (PW 44) was declared hostile.